Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Cape Cod

One of the best things about heating and cooling your Cape Cod home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance necessary. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to imply no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently calls for periodically checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as swapping out filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. In addition to that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Atlantic Well Drilling. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a good 35 to 50 years, the calculated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that examining fluid levels on the whole means checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles picked up throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of decent filters that can be helpful to those racked with allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are most often disposable. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be taken out of the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s necessary that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, however, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For further specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or consult with the experts at Atlantic Well Drilling. We’re at your service!